BROOMFIELD — Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. designed and built the advanced optical technology and lightweight mirror system for the James Webb Space Telescope, which was launched last week.
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Once on orbit, Webb will capture faint light from the very first objects that illuminated the universe after the Big Bang, Ball said in a news release.
“It is truly an honor to be such an integral part of the next great space observatory,” Ball civil space vice president Makenzie Lystrup said in the release. “Today’s launch is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a closely integrated team that spanned across multiple mission partners and NASA. We are tremendously eager to see the science the new observatory captures.”
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